On Thursday, hackers broke into Electronic Arts’ servers and stole key game files for popular games including FIFA 21.
According to reports, these data are now sold on the dark web. The server includes FIFA 21 source code and its matching server code. The news media said it also snatched away: the source code of Frostbite, the engine that powers popular EA games such as “Battlefield”.
EA confirmed the hacking attack and pointed out that this is not a ransomware attack, and there is no personal data or info in the breached files. They are investigating a recent intrusion on their network, in which a small amount of game source code and related tools were stolen.
EA spokesperson said, “The player data has not been accessed, and there is no reason to believe that there is any risk to player privacy. After the incident, EA has made security improvements and it is not expected to have an impact on their games or business.”
As part of the ongoing criminal investigation, they are actively cooperating with law enforcement officials and other experts.
It is reported that the hackers first purchased a stolen cookie that allowed them to access the Slack channel used by the company, thereby disrupting EA’s network. From there, they sent a message to IT support and gained access to the EA company A multi-factor authentication token for the network.
This hacking attack occurred before this year’s E3 Game Conference, which is scheduled to start on June 12.